Crowdfunding Your Film
with Emily Best
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01 Crowdfunding to Build Independence11:10
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About The Class
raise money for your next film.
- Create an effective social fundraising strategy
- Crowdfund your film
- Crowdsource gear and supplies
- Create incentives for the audience during every stage of production
Crowdfunding to Build Independence11:10
Who is Your Audience?13:52
Messaging to Your Audience14:38
Specifics of Crowdfunding and Incentives13:07
The Good and Bad of Pitch Videos05:00
Pre-Production for the Campaign19:42
After the Campaign and Q&A11:48
3 Actions You Can Take Now04:09
Deep Dive into Crowdfunding with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns17:07
Pitch Videos Done Right with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns18:01
Incentives with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns13:18
Campaign Execution with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns11:43
Unexpected Pitfalls and Benefits of Crowdfunding18:28
Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed and Spark, a crowdfunding a distribution platform for film with the highest crowdfunding success rate in the business (84%!) Emily started Seed and Spark after the challenges, community and spirit of making the feature film Like the Water. Emily was named one of the 2013 Indiewire Influencers, dedicated to 40 people and companies who are asking the big questions about what the independent film industry is today (and why) and, more importantly, what it will become. Emily tours film and tech festivals around the world - Sundance to SXSW, Sheffield to Galway - to educate filmmakers and learn their best practices in connecting with their audiences to build a sustainable career. To date, Emily has successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in crowdfunding and sourcing. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Social Media Handbook.pdf
Crowdfunding Prep Schedule Template.pdf
Crowdfunding Campaign Schedule Template.pdf
Homework Incentives Worksheet.pdf
Homework Audience Worksheet.pdf
75% of students recommend this class.
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Excellent source of information re crowd funding for films (docs & narratives, short & long form.) THANK YOU Emily Best!!! You were great, love what you are doing with Seed & Spark. THANKS Creative Live. Love how you bring creative learning to your audience.
This was my introduction to Seed & Spark. Since I have read a number of articles on the same presented by Emily Best and her business partner. So impressed with what they are doing, I have recommended it to all of my readers--all of whom are filmmakers. Emily's approach to crowdfunding as explored in this video series is top notch. I would recommend this series to everyone whether the novice or the more experienced crowdfunder. David W. King, Michigan Movie Media 2.0
So happy to have found, AT LAST! a comprehensive approach to fundraising. Information on this subject is often contradictory and sketchy. Emily brought it all together. Thank you.
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